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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jul 29, 2012 11:18am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move this DuMont show

Cool! Should watch this soon (yes, I'm awake at 4:29AM).

The episode was simulcast on NBC and DuMont...don't ask! (there were several other series that did similar things....and let's not get started on the insanity of "The Cases of Eddie Drake". I think that old episodes of "Fireside Theatre" were repeated on DuMont under the title "Royal Playhouse" back before re-runs were normal)

The series was originally titled "Man Against Crime". When the series moved to first-run syndication, it became "Follow that Man", because the sponsor owned the original title. Presumably the older episodes were repeated under the new title for the same reason.

As you are probably well-aware, it wasn't unusual for series to change title when repeated ("The Goldbergs" becoming "Molly", "The Bob Cummings Show" becoming "Love that Bob", "The Phil Silvers Show" becoming "Sgt Bilko" in several countries, "Rebound" becoming "Counterpoint")

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jul 29, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move this DuMont show

Thanks. I'll change the title.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Jul 29, 2012 6:14pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move this DuMont show

Sgt. Bilko was called, "You'll never get Rich".
Quigs

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jul 30, 2012 1:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move this DuMont show

From what I've heard, it was called "You'll Never Get Rich", then retitled "The Phil Silvers Show" during its run, and re-titled "Sgt Bilko" when syndicated to the UK and Australia.